I Popular political activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore is currently being treated at a hospital in Abuja after he was reportedly shot a few hours ago.
Mr Sowore was reportedly shot at with a teargas canister by a female police officer during a protest at Unity Fountain, Abuja.
One of his lawyers, Mr Inibehe Effiong confirmed the incident on his Facebook page.
“Omoyele Sowore has just been shot by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. He is being taken to the hospital for treatment.”
“The officer fired a teargas cannister directly at his right thigh. Sowore was specifically targeted.
The criminal officer is said to be CSP Atine. I watched Sowore being shot live on Facebook.
“This is what Nigeria has been turned into under Buhari. They’ve declared war on the Civic Space.”
“The FCT Police Commissioner has fenced the Unity Fountain with iron and cables to prevent protests.”
“This is a criminal offence under the Anti-Torture Act of 2017,”
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